Brigid Marlin was born in Washington DC. She lives and works in Hertfordshire, England. In 1998 she founded the Society for Art of Imagination to promote Visionary and Fantastic art worldwide. She has exhibited her work all over the world and is part of the Arts Festival in Dubai, at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel August 2001. Among the portraits she has painted are the Dalai Lama, the Queen Mother, Lord Longford, Gertrude Crain of Crain’s, Communications, and Princess Mata’aho of Tonga. Her portrait of J G Ballard hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, London and her portrait of Cecil Lewis, founder of the BBC, hangs in Bush House. Her work is in the collections of President Nixon, Lord and Lady William Butlin, Stanley and Christiane Kubrick, and Virginia Rogers of Chicago.